10 things only a development sector consultant will understand

Part II in our series uncovering the similarities between Bollywood and the social sector takes you through the woes of being a development consultant. We guarantee that this one will have you in splits.

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1. When the client asks you to facilitate a multi-stakeholder meeting

Multistakeholder meeting

 

2. What your stakeholders think of your session on ‘achieving breakthrough impact’

Breakthrough impact

 

3. And of your stirring speech on ‘lifting people out of poverty’

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4. Your short and modest bio

 

5. When asked, “Do you have any other clients?”

 

6. Your workshop on strategy

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7. When you read blog posts about ‘moving up the value chain’ and are inspired to bid for that big project

 

8. When your project requires you to collect quarterly data from NGOs

Quarterly data

 

9. When you fulfill your promise to take the client to ‘the next level’

Sunil Shetty gif

 

10. What you say to the client when the project ends

 

What the client says to you

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Arjav Chakravarti Profile
Arjav Chakravarti

Arjav Chakravarti is the founder of Svarya, an organisation that works with leading changemakers to design and implement novel solutions to social issues. Prior to this, Arjav headed the strategy and impact group at Dasra and was part of the product marketing and software development teams at MathWorks.

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